Diwali 2014 kicks off Hindu Festival of Lights with Dhanteras

 Diwali--the Hindu Festival of Lights--kicked off for 2014 on October 20 with Dhanteras. The actual Diwali celebrations happen a few days into the festival--October 23 and 24, 2014, says West Michigan Hindu Temple. Diwali--or Deepavali--is the Hindu lunisolar calendar new year which begins with the month of Kartika (October or November in western Gregorian calendar). Sikhs and Jains observe Diwali light festivals too.Diwali 2014 kicks off Hindu Festival of Lights with Dhanteras - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

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